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Old 06-06-2011, 03:42 PM
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I've got a 2008 Nightster currently with Cycle Shack slip-ons. They sound great. Just perfect as a matter of fact.

However, I don't like the cycle shack looks. But I love the look of V&H Big Radius 2 into 2 black: http://www.vanceandhines.com/product...ius22-blk.html

I live in an area with a noise restriction by-law and am wondering how much louder the V&H are compared to the cycle shack slip-ons. Does anyone know?

Also, is it possible to get after market baffles for these to quiet them down a bit if they are too loud?

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Old 06-06-2011, 04:47 PM
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I too had Cycle Shack slip-ons before i put the V&H big radius on. In my opinion they are very nearly the same with the stock baffles in. At first you may think the V&H are slightly louder but i believe that is because the Cycle Shacks are slash cut downward directing most of the sound down and to your rear, away from you, while the V&H are slash cut more to the side, allowing more of the sound to be heard by the rider.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:37 PM
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mine supposedly put out 114 db. MA has a legal limit of 97 db. im going to look into some quiet baffles
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:59 PM
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I have them on my nightster and they are pretty damn loud, they are not much if any quieter than the short shots. I looked at and listened to a lot of different exhaust systems before I bought the big radius, they had the best of both worlds in looks and sound of everything I looked at.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:07 PM
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I too had Cycle Shack slip-ons before i put the V&H big radius on. In my opinion they are very nearly the same with the stock baffles in. At first you may think the V&H are slightly louder but i believe that is because the Cycle Shacks are slash cut downward directing most of the sound down and to your rear, away from you, while the V&H are slash cut more to the side, allowing more of the sound to be heard by the rider.
Wow, if they sound like the cycle shacks then that's great. I thought they would be much louder.

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mine supposedly put out 114 db. MA has a legal limit of 97 db. im going to look into some quiet baffles
Just in case they are too loud for my neighborhood, does anyone know if after market baffles are available for the Big Radius. Where's a good place to check?

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They do come with baffles installed. I took mine out, people seem to complain riding behind me....rock on!
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:42 PM
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They do come with baffles installed. I took mine out, people seem to complain riding behind me....rock on!
Funny, I was thinking of putting in quieter baffles.

A few questions:

1. Don't you need the baffles to get some back pressure?
2. Did you have to do a remap when you took the baffles out?
3. Can anyone recommend a Fuelpack for the Big Radius? V&H recommend their own, but I don't know if others would also work.

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It's going to come down to what you want to do with your bike. Fuelpak is good for the OTS tunes that V&H has and it's built with leniency in the curve. The more precise tuning is going to get a little more pricey one for the unit, like a PC V, and two for the time it takes a tuner to dyno/tune the ECU.

If all you're doing is adding components that V&H have tunes for, I would go strictly for the Fuelpak and maybe a x14ied for the closed loop driving.
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Never heard a set on a Sporty, but my buddy has them on his 2008 Rocker C and they are loud with the baffles in. I have the baffles out of my Martin Bros pipes and they get loud when you get on it and the back idle is just awesome sounding.
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